Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Most Memorable Cars on the Screen

Cars and movies have been around for about as many years and it didn't take long for the two to form an inseparable bond that would yield many classics over the years. From James Bond and the DB5 to Steve McQueen and the Mustang and Marty McFly and the DeLorean, cars have starred in movies just as much as the actors. Likewise Miami Vice, Magnum P.I., Knight Rider, and Dukes of Hazzard have made their corresponding cars famous on the TV screen. While these iconic collaborations have withstood the test of time here are a few recent ones.

Breaking Bad: Pontiac Aztek

Before Breaking Bad swept all the Emmys this past year and Walter White entered the empire business the Pontiac Aztek's only claim to fame was making essentially every ugliest car list there is. These days the first thought spotting an Aztek is to quickly scan the area to stay clear of any possible kingpin danger. The show came too late to help the Aztek or Pontiac but it does leave the Aztek with a slightly more respectable legacy.

Psych: Toyota Echo

The blue Echo hatchback featured prominently throughout the series with its cozy confines and general lack of performance setting up the duo for many a laughs. You could never buy the hatchback Echo in Santa Barbara where Psych took place but you could in Canada where the show was filmed. It's another prominent vehicle cameo that likely didn't do much for the brand.

Dark Knight Trilogy: Lamborghini

While the various Batmobiles steal the spotlight as Batman's mode of transportation, the Murcielago and Aventador are Bruce Wayne's preferred methods of transportation during the day and to swanky events. No other vehicle but a dark Lamborghini can quite match Bruce Wayne the man so perfectly.


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